IIM is an industry "association". Because of its size, sphere of operation, diversity and the requirements of management accountability, it is not a registered "not-for-profit" association.IIM is registered as a company limited by guarantee which provides advantages in the administration of an industry "association", including simplified registration, baseline Memoranda and Articles of Association and fiscal reporting.
As a company limited by guarantee:
Board of Directors
Management of the company is vested in a Board of Directors. All Directors have a full and equal vote on every issue.
Regional Directors are elected to the Board from the membership of the IIM Branches in each IIM Region, on an annual basis. These Directors have the responsibility for representing Regional views to the Board, and to represent the Board's views at the Regional level.
An IIM Region may consist of one or more branches, as approved by the Board. The current regions are:
IIM Branches are accountable to the Board for the development and implementation of local service delivery programs. New branches are established on the basis of any group of members within a regional area, which are approved by the Board.
IIM engages the services of an Executive Officer that provides appropriate infrastructure support to the IIM Board and facilitates Regional and Branch activities.